Particles in a drug formulation are an unwelcome discovery and can lead to production shutdown or product recalls. Various microscopy instruments and techniques exist to count particles and guess the composition based on morphology. Spectroscopic techniques enable identification based on unique elemental composition or Raman signatures.
The new Hound combines automated counting, microscopy, and three identification lasers into one instrument. Hound couples Raman 785 nm, Raman 532 nm, and laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) with automated microscopy to count, analyze, and ID particles. Any user can determine particle size and morphology distribution of any sample. Hound’s three lasers ensure that essentially any particle can be identified. In this webinar, Dr. Robin Sweeney will demonstrate how new hardware and software advances have made it even simpler to use Hound for identifying particles and tracing contaminants back to the source.